Crochet class is over. No children were wounded. And I made something. I actually made something. Here's the progression:
First I practiced rows of crappy stitches. Note the hourglass shape from when I unknowingly kept decreasing and increasing stitches in every row.
Then I made another hourglass shaped...thingy. I am very good at making hourglass shaped thingies.
And then suddenly I made a granny square. It happened so quickly I didn't even know what hit me. The instructions, the symbols in the pattern - they all made sense!
And then I couldn't stop.
Cute little buggers.
I think I've just found my new favorite thing to do. Much more excited about this than I ever was about knitting. Hurrah!